Several of my favorite authors -- including Gregory Maguire (bank on right), Ann Patchett, Celeste Ng, Chris Raschka, and Jacques Pepin -- have decorated more than 100 piggy banks in wild and wonderful ways for the Bank on Booksellers: Piggy Bank Auction! This very special fundraiser runs from now through September 15th.
We are fortunate to work in a collaborative and cooperative business as evidenced by our trade organization, the American Booksellers Association and its partners. One partner, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), is dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. Binc is the successor to ABA's Bookseller Relief Fund, established to help meet the emergency needs of booksellers affected by disasters. Binc also helps in times of personal hardship and offers scholarships for higher education and professional development.
Support for the Foundation’s programs and services comes from all sectors of the book industry. Since its inception Binc has provided more than $6 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,300 families.
Get a jump start on the holidays and bid on these one-of-a-kind banks for your favorite reader while supporting the folks who support us and our bookselling colleagues! And thanks… ~ Liza
Correction: The Binc Foundation was created by the Borders Group Foundation. After Borders liquidated the Foundation, the separate 501 c 3, decided to scale the work of helping booksellers from one company (Borders) to all booksellers across the country. The ABA is a supporter.